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Types of Schools in Oman

If you’re about to enrol your child into a school in Oman, here are the three options to consider.

Posted on

28 June 2017

Last updated on 29 June 2017
Types of Schools in Oman

Oman has a wide range of schools that offer different types of education. The standard is quite high and the schools cater to different needs and languages.
There are three different types of schools available here.

Private schools

It is very common for the schools in Oman to be private schools due to the large expatriate community here. So if you wish to send your child to an English-speaking school, then that will most likely come with a cost.
However, if you have a company sponsoring you, then it’s possible that they might cover your child’s education up until they are 18. These private schools offer a high standard of education and modern facilities as wealthy Omani nationals may also enrol their children into these schools too. Schools in Oman cater for most nationalities individually; including American, British, Indian, French, German and Japanese.


Public schools

The public schools in Oman are free of charge until the end of secondary school are all single sex as the boys and girls are taught in separate schools.

The schools cater mostly to Omani nationals as the classes are taught in Arabic and follow an Islamic curriculum, so it would be challenging for an expat to be keep up with their education and understand this new format to them if they were to be enrolled.

SEE ALSO: Oman school list and their fees

International schools

The international schools in Oman tend to be co-educational and run from 8am to 2:30pm from Sunday to Thursday. If it is an Asian expat school then they may have morning and evening sittings to cater to their increased demand. The cost of the tuition at the International schools can vary but they will most likely increase through the grades.
For example, the cost of kindergarten will be a lot less than what they will be paying by the time their child gets to the end of their education where they are sitting their GCSEs and A-Levels. That’s when the resources required increases as well as the time and effort that the teachers are expected to put in.